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In article <attbi.com>, Gregory Weston <com> wrote:   > > This is typical behavior for web browsers and other programs that let > you select but not edit text. I don't think I've seen a browser that > lets you select like that.[/ref] I can do it in Netscape 7, which is what I was using in OS9 before I switched to OSX and Safari. At least, I can do the shift-click move. I discovered that the Shift-End key doesn't work in Netscape -- I must have confused that with some other app. I prefer shift-clicking to dragging, but I ...

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    In article <attbi.com>,
    Gregory Weston <com> wrote:
     
    >
    > This is typical behavior for web browsers and other programs that let
    > you select but not edit text. I don't think I've seen a browser that
    > lets you select like that.[/ref]

    I can do it in Netscape 7, which is what I was using in OS9 before
    I switched to OSX and Safari. At least, I can do the shift-click move. I
    discovered that the Shift-End key doesn't work in Netscape -- I must
    have confused that with some other app.
    I prefer shift-clicking to dragging, but I guess I'll have to live
    without it.

    --
    ca
    dotlyc Guest

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    In article <supernews.com>,
    "Steve W. Jackson" <net> wrote:
     

    Improper, perhaps, but efficient. I can shift-click to select text
    in Netscape 7 in OS9. I didn't realize this was unusual behaviour --
    I've been doing it forever.

    --
    ca
    dotlyc Guest

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    Default Re: Shift click in Safari?

    In article <ekt1b.9494$bellglobal.com>,
    dotlyc <ca> wrote:

    :> When I try to save some text from a web page, I usually click at
    :> the beginning of the text, press the Shift key and the end key (or click
    :> where I want the selection to end) and the intervening text is selected.
    :> Except it doesn't work this way in Safari. So far, the only way I've
    :> been able to select text is by dragging all the way through. Is there a
    :> trick here I'm missing or is this the only way?

    I wasn't aware of this behavior in a browser before. IMHO, if Safari
    doesn't behave this way, it's right and others are wrong. Being able to
    click someplace and then shift-click elsewhere lends the impression of
    an editor -- implying that there's an insertion point someplace. Since
    a web page is a rendered object, I find that improper behavior.

    None of which answers your question...and I don't know of an answer.

    = Steve =
    --
    Steve W. Jackson
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Steve Guest

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    Default Re: Shift click in Safari?

    In article <ekt1b.9494$bellglobal.com>,
    dotlyc <ca> wrote:
     

    This is typical behavior for web browsers and other programs that let
    you select but not edit text. I don't think I've seen a browser that
    lets you select like that.
    Gregory Guest

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